Joshua’s sponsored walk
A schoolboy has raised £550 by taking part in a sponsored walk to raise money for bowel cancer patients.
Joshua Clark and his family raised the money after joining a sponsored walk which was organised by the George Eliot’s Hospital Bowel Cancer Patients Support group.
Joshua, aged eight, was joined by his family, group members and hospital staff as they embarked on the walk to help patients on the hospital’s Alexandra Ward with additional televisions and medical equipment.
The sponsored walk so far has raised £1292 and is just one of a number of fundraising activities organised by the group this year.
Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Louise Roberts, said: “Last year fundraising helped to purchase five large televisions for the main ward but we want to buy more for the side rooms within Alexandra.
“We would like to thank Joshua and all of the staff and local people who took part in the sponsored walk.”
Joshua’s parents, Lucy and Lea Clark, also wanted to thank their family, friends and the staff at Triton Showers who sent donations to support bowel cancer patients.
The support group has also organised a Christmas quiz on Friday November 23 from 7.30pm at the Griff and Coton.
The free support sessions are open to anyone who has experienced colorectal cancer and is hosted by the team of clinical nurse specialists from George Eliot hospital.
The group meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm in the George Eliot hospital training and education centre.
For further information about the quiz night or joining the support group, contact group member John on 07747 623952 or email colorec[email protected] uk.
An eight-year-old schoolboy has helped to raise £550 for the bowel cancer patients at George Eliot’s Hospital Joshua Clark (centre) with parents Lucy and Lea, surrounded by the Alexandra ward staff at the hospital